Save Your Dog by Giving CPR

June 6, 2012 |  by  |  Health

Puppies that chew, eat things they should not and are generally curious by nature may, at one time or another, stop breathing or begin to choke. Newborn pups are also susceptible to breathing difficulties. This is not the time to panic as every minute counts. Individuals trained in human CPR should understand that attending to canines is somewhat different. Learning the modified versions of on-the-spot treatment can save a pet’s life.

Knowing when and how to apply pressure at the rib cage or applying artificial respiration will depend on the animal’s condition. As you can see below, each of these procedures is easy to perform while requiring a gentler touch. It is imperative to handle puppies the right way to prevent further damage. Just as we need to know how to treat humans of any age, we should also learn the proper techniques for treating our beloved four-legged companions before an emergency situation occurs.


[Via: Carrington College's Veterinary Tech Program ]